Maritime History of Greenwich
Mural in ceramic tiles, stones and pebbles of varying sizes depicting Greenwich's maritime history. The tiles are shaped and intricately moulded to represent the figures and their clothing and detail of the ships and rigging. The background comprises pebbles and cut stones of varying sizes representing the riverside.
The mural faces the street on the wall of a small courtyard in the former Greenwich District Hospital.
Pevsner gives 1972. Building 1961-76. 'Cheerful mural . . . by Philippa Threlfall, pebbles and ceramics in concrete, 1972, showing the history of Greenwich riverside'.(1) The hospital closed at the beginning of March 2001apart from one unit on the site. The building has since been let out for location filming but its ultimate fate is not known yet.
|Part of work||Material||Dimensions|
|Whole work||Ceramic tiles, pebbles and stones||210cm high x 2268cm wide x 4cm deep approx|
|Front panel||Ceramic tiles, pebbles and stones||210cm high x 1768cm wide|
|Side returns||Ceramic tiles, pebbles and stones||Each: 210cm high x 250cm wide|
PMSA recording information
|General condition||Don't know|
|Precise location||On outer wall of small courtyard at side of Greenwich Hospital building facing main road|
|A-Z ref||78 6D|
|Date of design||None|
|Year of unveiling||1975|
|Duty of care||None|
|Listing status||Don't know|
|At risk?||At Risk|